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10 health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give…

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up. Think positive You might have tried to quit smoking before and not managed it, but don't let that put you off. Look…

About dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes…

Accessible toilets

This is a list of the accessible toilets we know about in the city. Please comment on this page to let us know if we have it wrong.  If you have bladder or bowel problems and need to go urgently,…

Adjusting to disability

We often talk about disability as if it's a lifelong condition. In fact, more than 80% of people with a disability were born without it and find they have to adjust. If you become disabled through accident, illness or a deteriorating medical condition,…

Advice and Advocacy

Services that can help you find information so that you can choose the best option for yourself.  If you find it difficult to make decisions, difficult to be understand information or difficult to make other people listen to your views, …

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you…

Alcohol units

We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is? With so many different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints - not to…

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for severely disabled people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care. People aged under 65 who have care needs should claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Attendance Allowance is not means-tested and it's tax-free.…

Befriending

If you are feeling lonely and down, reaching out can be hard.   Befriending services can help you meet new people and gain friends, at a time when you are in need of support.